I'm so excited to be here today and sharing this fun little project that you can make for the Halloween season (even though it's half-over!). We have been moving and boy do I have a lot of craft stuff. For that reason, I was trying to come up with something fun to dress up my couch a little bit with what I had on hand. I have quite the collection of pillow forms or pillows from thrift shops and so I decided to take one of them and make a little Halloween Pillow.
To start, I measured my pillow form and then added 1/2" for seam allowance. I cut out my fun fabric and then put it to the side. Next I played around with some different font ideas and just freehanded this one onto a piece of paper. When I finally figured out what I wanted to do, I found the black fabric and some Heat and Bond (basically two sided glue that you can iron on to make things more stable).
I applied the Heat n Bond to the black piece of fabric before cutting anything out. Then, taking my letters, I traced them onto the back of the Heat n Bond (with the black fabric facing the counter), making sure that the letters were backwards. After cutting them out, I peeled off the backing and then ironed them onto one piece of the pillow fabric I had cut out before.
You can just leave it there or if you know it will be handled quite a bit, you can do a quick edge around it with your sewing machine to keep it secure. Place the orange fabric pieces right side together and then stitch around, leaving enough room for you to turn inside out and to stuff the pillow into. Then hand stitch the opening and Voila! You're all done!
The Heat n Bond makes this project so much easier and you can customize it to whatever words and fonts you want!
I hope you enjoy this and I would love to see pictures of your finished product!
Britney is a lover of all things crafty as well as trying to figure out how to make things from what she has on hand. She loves the outdoors, reading and writing. You can find her at The Princess & Her Cowboys, on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.